HR and Payroll Support Apprentice Bury College

Bury College are seeking an enthusiastic Apprentice who is keen to learn and has a can-do approach to provide a range of administrative services which support the Human Resources and Payroll functions at Bury College - enabling the day-today operation to function efficiently and effectively with a focus on first class customer service.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    16-17 year old = £5.28, 18-20 year old = £7.49 & 21-22 year old = £10.18

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 8.30am and 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    24 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To maintain the College electronic filing systems for personnel and payroll files
  • To maintain and update employee records on the HR/Payroll system
  • To provide first class customer service by responding to general queries face to face, by telephone, by Microsoft Teams, and by email and passing on query to appropriate colleagues
  • To support the HR team members with the administration and organisation of recruitment; induction; probation; performance reviews; attendance; wellbeing; contractual changes; maintenance of organisational charts; staffing establishment; and processing of leavers
  • To provide support in producing management information in relation to the HR and payroll function and to complete external staff surveys as required
  • To support the Payroll Co-ordinator with the administration and preparation of the monthly salary payment and pensions administration
  • To assist with financial processes including raising purchase orders and processing invoices
  • To comply with customer service standards
  • To provide general office administration duties (filing, post, scanning etc)
  • To carry out other such duties as may be determined from time to time within the scope of the post

a)    Responsibility for People

Plan cycle of work in line with specific duties detailed above and in line with Line Manager

Responsibility for Equipment/Materials/Health &  Safety/Accommodation:

  • Maintain safe working practices in accordance with College Health and Safety Policies and Procedures

Responsibility for Safeguarding:

  • Comply with safeguarding practices in accordance with College Policy and Procedures

Contacts and Relationships:


  • Work as a member of the team to provide an efficient and effective service to all staff in the College
  • All College staff and students


  • Ensure commitment to customer care at all times
  • Members of the public, suppliers and visitors to the College


Maintain confidentiality

  • Ensure compliance with General Data Protection Regulations
  • Ensure compliance with Computer Misuse Act 1990

Self and Professional Development:

  • Participate in staff review and take opportunities for self-development

Quality/Equality of Opportunity:

  • Meet quality standards set in the service area
  • Ensure compliance with the Equality Act 2010

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • HR Support Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Excellent progression available upon completion of Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Work experience, Ability to work to deadlines, Enthusiastic, Willing to learn and develop, Can do approach, Flexible, Excellent interpersonal skills, Adaptability & resourcefulness, GDPR / Confidentiality


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English & 3 other subjects (Grade A* - C / 9 - 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Please note this role will be subject to a DBS check due to the nature of the organisation/position. VALUES • Inclusive • Ambitious • Supportive • Responsive • Empowering • Collaborative

About the employer

Bury College is a further education college that aspires to provide the best for every student, and this lies at the heart of all that we do. Our Vision Positive Futures: Skills for Jobs, Skills for Life Our Mission Serving the community through education and training Our Values • Inclusive • Ambitious • Supportive • Responsive • Empowering • Collaborative


Bury College


Woodbury Centre

Market Street



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Training provider



Abbie Thomson


Apprenticeship standard

HR support

Level 3 (A level)

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